Proceedings of the International Conference on Administrative Science, Policy and Governance Studies (ICAS-PGS 2017) and the International Conference on Business Administration and Policy (ICBAP 2017)

Social Accountability Pathology in Local Poverty Coping Policy

Authors
Rutiana Dwi Wahyunengseh, Mr. Budiarjo, Faizatul Ansoriyah
Corresponding Author
Rutiana Dwi Wahyunengseh
Available Online December 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icaspgs-icbap-17.2017.36How to use a DOI?
Keywords
poverty, pathology of social accountability, policy of local government
Abstract

This article described the pathological risk arising in relation to the social accountability of poverty alleviation policy. Previous studies found that poverty coping is an area of welfare state model in which the government plays a dominant role as the activator of collaboration between actors to reduce the risk of poor group. The problem to be addressed by this paper was how the implementation of poverty alleviation program often generates friction within society, and biased accountability risk over its policy outcome. This paper aims to explore the problems of poverty coping policy implementation from poverty theory combined with the Multiple Accountability Disorder analysis. The research employed content analysis method on documents of Local Poverty Alleviation Strategy and annually local development program in relation to poverty alleviating for finding the biased accountability that arisen since the policy plan domain. The data were collected using in-depth interview with the LGA in the Tim Koordinasi Penanggulangan Kemiskinan Daerah (Local Poverty Coping Coordination Team) as informants. Interpretive inquiry was used to identify accountability pathology, i.e. the symptoms of comprehension biases towards targeted group and program formulation in the bureaucracy culture and its implications on the public accountability substances. This research found the emergence of elitist pathology risk and information commodification in determining targeted group data. The risk of bureaucratic opportunism pathology was found in determining the contaminated poverty coping activity. Both of them resulted in biased social accountability toward an inclusive local poverty coping policy. This research recommended the publication of poverty indicators transparently to determine the targeted group and the utilization of it in integrated manner between Local Government Agencies as the determinant of poverty alleviation program. Further research was recommended to be conducted on the effect of receiving poverty coping program in group based on the close relationship between targeted group and political actors and apparatus.

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